Poet Meredith Quartermain named Vancouver Public Library's eighth writer in residence
Poet, writer, and historian Meredith Quartermain has been named the Vancouver Public Library’s new writer in residence. Quatermain is the VPL’s eighth writer in residence, and she will be working on a new novel set in 1970s Vancouver, as well as community projects, events, and mentorships during her four-month tenure.
“Vancouver Public Library is delighted to have Meredith Quartermain as our eighth Writer in Residence," Chief Librarian Sandra Singh said in a news release Monday (August 13). "She combines extensive experience as an author and an educator to create an innovative slate of public program ideas. The community will benefit from her passion for stories and the spoken word."
Quartermain has taught at schools across Canada, including UBC, Simon Fraser University, and Capilano University. Emerging Vancouver writers are encouraged to apply for one-on-one consultations with Quartermain during her residency. Quartermain is the author of five books, including Vancouver Walking, which won the 2006 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
Quartermain will be featured in a free, public reading at the central library’s Alice MacKay room on September 11 at 7 p.m.
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